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Tuscany Sweepstakes: Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

By entering this drawing, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Subject to additional Entry restrictions below.

Deadlines: The La Bandita Giveaway 2013 Prize Drawing (the “Drawing”) begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on October 7, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 8, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). The sole determinant of time for purposes of the Drawing will be the computer clock of the Sponsor (identified below) or its service provider.

Who May Enter: The Drawing is open to legal residents of the United States of America who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and members of Equinox in good standing. Employees, officers, commissioners, and directors (including immediate family members of any of the preceding) of the Sponsor or of the advertising, travel, or promotional agencies thereof, and any others associated with the Drawing, are not eligible to enter. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Previous winners of the Sponsor’s prize promotions within the 90 day period preceding the earliest date of the Entry Period are not eligible to win. The Drawing is void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter: Visit (the “Drawing Website”) during the Entry Period and complete the online registration form. No purchase or payment is required to enter or win. Limit one entry per person; multiple entries from the same person are void.

Winner Selection and Notification: The Sponsor will select the winner through a random drawing on December 20, 2013. from all entries received during the Entry Period. The Sponsor’s selection of a winner will be final and binding in all respects. The potential winner will be contacted within fourteen calendar days from the date of the prize drawing. The potential winner must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules to qualify for the prize. Entrants that do not win will not be notified.

Odds of Winning: Odds of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.

Prize: One (1) eligible winner will be given a prize package provided by La Bandita located in Tuscany, Italy.  The prize package includes: five (5) night stay in a private suite at La Bandita redeemable between November 30, 2013 and November 30, 2014, coach class roundtrip airfare to Florence, Italy, daily breakfast, complimentary Wifi, a welcome aperitivo and complimentary mini bar.

Prize Terms and Conditions:

All applicable taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner.

Travel vouchers cannot be sold, bartered, nor used as part of an online auction. Vouchers used in such a manner will become null and void.

Modifications are not permitted once an itinerary is booked.

Travel vouchers are not transferable, and become null and void upon any attempted transfer.

Travel vouchers may contain additional terms, conditions, and restrictions.

Additional Air Travel Prize Terms and Conditions: Air travel redeemed with a travel voucher will be subject to all of the respective airlines’ then-current ticket terms, conditions, restrictions, and fees, including without limitation:

Restrictions may apply on popular travel dates, holidays, and flights, and to certain destinations.

Tickets may be subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or all days of the week.

Standard baggage fees may apply.

The winner is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees, including federal and state government fees and local airport passenger facility charges. Individual travel taxes may apply.

Tickets may contain may contain additional terms, conditions, and restrictions.

Prize Value: The verifiable retail value of the prize package is $$6,000. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued for prizes exceeding $600 in value.

To Claim Prize: The potential winner will be required to complete and return to the Sponsor a Prize Eligibility Certificate and Acceptance Agreement (the “Acceptance Certification”), in substantially the form included below, within 10 days after notice of selection. All results are unofficial until the Sponsor’s acceptance of the potential winner’s executed Acceptance Certification. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if the entrant cannot be contacted, or if the potential winner can or does not truthfully certify to the content of the Acceptance Certification, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be randomly selected. The original travel voucher must be presented at redemption. Travel vouchers may contain additional redemption information and must only be redeemed in accordance with their terms.

Conditions: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (1) cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Drawing, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Drawing; (2) modify these Official Rules at any time, to waive minor entry informalities without liability, or to otherwise modify, suspend, or terminate the Drawing at any time; and (3) disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Drawing or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Drawing may be a violation of law. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or of any other provision. The Sponsor will not be responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer, hardware, software, programming, or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, network malfunction, or other technical failures or errors, or failure to properly process entries; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, including inability to access the Drawing Website, submit entries, or other disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug or non-authorized intervention; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s access of the Drawing Website, whether human, mechanical, or electronic. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs and impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Drawing, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the Drawing by posting a notice at the Drawing Website. If the Drawing is terminated before the end date stated above the Sponsor may, but is not obligated to, determine a winner from all potentially eligible entries received as of the termination date. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Drawing, or whom the Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed, or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method. Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which decisions will be final and binding in all respects.

Legal: By entering, entrants release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its commissioners, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Drawing or any prize. The Drawing is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. The laws of the State of New York will govern the Drawing. The Drawing and all of the related pages, contents, and code are copyright © 2013 Equinox. The Sponsor’s name, designs, and logos are trademarks of the Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

Sponsor’s Privacy Policy: By entering, entrants are bound by the Sponsor’s privacy policy. The Sponsor may use entrants’ entry and personal information for marketing purposes, subject to and consistent with such policy.